Abuse Hotline: 1-800-252-5400

CAC Training and Professional Development

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The Children's Assessment Center (The CAC) works to protect children by increasing awareness in the community about child sexual abuse. The CAC's training and outreach programs are designed to help professionals that work with children identify the signs and symptoms of sexual abuse and equip them with the necessary knowledge to protect children.


Speaker Request Program

The CAC provides trainings and education to community members and professionals through the Speaker Request Program. For a complete list of upcoming trainings and trainings available through our Speaker Request Program, or to request a training or prevention program, please email Karen Kennard at Karen.Kennard@cac.hctx.net.

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Upcoming Trainings

To receive emails regarding upcoming professional trainings, send an email to Training.CAC@cac.hctx.net with "Training Email List" in the subject line.

The CAC & Child Advocates Inc. Volunteer Training

2016 Training Dates:

Volunteer Training is held at The CAC from 5:30pm - 9:00pm
January 13, 2016
February 10, 2016
March 2, 2016
**April 13, 2016 (1:00pm - 4:30pm)
June 8, 2016
August 10, 2016
September 14, 2016
October 12, 2016
November 9, 2016
**Time Change
Click Here to Learn More About Volunteering!
Questions, please contact Merri.Hahn@cac.hctx.net

Stewards of Children Darkness to Light Training

Upcoming Training Dates:

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 10:00 am- 12:00 pm 
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm 
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
May 2016 dates coming soon!

The CAC, 3rd Floor, Training Room AB      

Open to the Public - No Fee- Limited Seating

Click Here for more information on Darkness to Light

Click Here to Register Online

Click Here to Download Registration Form

Questions, please contact Training.CAC@cac.hctx.net


May 2016 - Internet Safety Train-the-Trainer

     Texas Center for the Missing, Houston's Amber Alert Provider, 
is collaborating with local partner agencies to provide
Internet Safety Train-the-Trainer Curriculum on May 11, 2016.  


Click Here to register for this FREE Training!

Click Here for more information on Internet Safety Train-the-Trainer Program
This Internet Safety Train-the-Trainer Program is specifically designed to teach school resource officers, law enforcement personnel, and educators how to deliver comprehensive Internet Safety Programs to children and parents.  Additionally, participants will receive supplemental materials, resource lists, and a flash drive containing all pertinent documents.  It is being co-sponsored by Texas Center for the Missing, Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and The Children's Assessment Center.  This program made possible through a partnership with the Houston-Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.


Course Name:  Internet Safety Train-the-Trainer Training
Course Hours:  3 Hours (TCOLE Credits available)
Target Audience:  School Resource Officers, Law Enforcement Personnel, and Educators
Date and Time:  May 11, 2016, 1PM - 4 PM
Instructor:  Beth Alberts, CEO, Texas Center for the Missing
Location:  The Children's Assessment Center, 2500 Bolsover, 3rd Floor, Training Room A, Houston, TX  77005
Cost:  Free, but information for your background check must be completed and returned to Beth Alberts 3 business days prior to the training.  Trainees agree to provide 3 trainings in their local communities within 1 year of training.

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